Connect with others who understand.

sign up log in
About MySpondylitisTeam

Finding a Doctor for Spondylitis

Posted on May 18, 2018

Finding a good doctor is a critical part of spondylitis management. Some doctors are unfamiliar with spondylitis, while others come off as unsympathetic or unhelpful. Appointments with a doctor you trust can make it easier to find the right treatment, and track your symptoms and side effects.

On MySpondylitisTeam, the social network and online support group for those living with axSpA and other types of spondylitis, members talk about a range of personal experiences and struggles. Finding a doctor to treat spondylitis is one of the top topics most discussed.

Here are some question-and-answer threads about finding a doctor:

What is the most important thing you look for in your doctor?

I'm newly diagnosed. What kind of doctor should I see?

The first doctor said I have it, new one says I don't. How do I convince the new doctor?

Here are some conversations about finding a doctor:

I'm tired of going for help and being looked at like I'm lying or stupid...How do we approach doctors to be heard?

I'm so grateful to have a wonderful rheumatologist who has empathy...

Getting the runaround from one doctor to a next...

I had a doctor I really liked, and bam! he is gone. Now I have to get used to a new doctor...

Can you relate?

Have another topic you'd like to discuss or explore? Go to MySpondylitisTeam today and start the conversation. You'll be surprised just how many others may share similar stories.

Feel free to ask a question here.

A MySpondylitisTeam Member said:

82604

posted about 1 month ago

hug

Recent articles

Chest pain and spondylitis
Do you frequently experience chest pain with spondylitis? You’re not alone. Chest pain is a...

Chest Pain and Spondylitis

Do you frequently experience chest pain with spondylitis? You’re not alone. Chest pain is a...
Bsp af 6
Thousands of members of MySpondylitisTeam connect with one another and read each other's stories...

Four Books About Spondylitis You Should Read

Thousands of members of MySpondylitisTeam connect with one another and read each other's stories...
Myspondylitisteam
Maximize MySpondylitisTeam by sharing a little bit about yourself. This article will help you get...

Getting Started on MySpondylitisTeam

Maximize MySpondylitisTeam by sharing a little bit about yourself. This article will help you get...
Mht myspondylitisteam covid19 carousel
Article written by Heather Lapidus Glassner Medically reviewed by Siddharth Tambar, MDDoes having...

Spondylitis and COVID-19: Are You at a Greater Risk?

Article written by Heather Lapidus Glassner Medically reviewed by Siddharth Tambar, MDDoes having...
Mht af justdiagnosed male
We all respond differently to information about our health. After learning you have spondylitis...

You’ve Just Been Diagnosed With Spondylitis. Now What?

We all respond differently to information about our health. After learning you have spondylitis...
Mht ad spondylitisvsspondylosis thumb
Article written by Kelly Crumrin Spondylitis and spondylosis are separate conditions with some...

Spondylitis vs. Spondylosis: Are They One and the Same?

Article written by Kelly Crumrin Spondylitis and spondylosis are separate conditions with some...
Mht ad cause thumb
Article written by Kelly Crumrin Spondylitis (also called spondyloarthritis or axSpA) is an...

What Causes Spondylitis?

Article written by Kelly Crumrin Spondylitis (also called spondyloarthritis or axSpA) is an...
Spondylitis and brain fog
Forgetting names. Losing words. Trouble concentrating. “Brain fog” is a common - and disturbing -...

Spondylitis and Brain Fog

Forgetting names. Losing words. Trouble concentrating. “Brain fog” is a common - and disturbing -...
Mht infographic symptoms myspondylitisteam %281%29
Below the surface, living with spondylitis can mean days in pain, missed appointments, and...

Spondylitis: What People Don't See (Infographic)

Below the surface, living with spondylitis can mean days in pain, missed appointments, and...
Eye inflammation with spondylitis
Do you live with spondylitis and have recurring problems with your eyes? You’re not alone. Many...

Eye Inflammation With Spondylitis

Do you live with spondylitis and have recurring problems with your eyes? You’re not alone. Many...
MySpondylitisTeam My spondylitis Team

Two Ways to Get Started with MySpondylitisTeam

Become a Member

Connect with others who are living with spondylitis. Get members only access to emotional support, advice, treatment insights, and more.

sign up

Become a Subscriber

Get the latest articles about spondylitis sent to your inbox.

Not now, thanks

Privacy policy
MySpondylitisTeam My spondylitis Team

Thank you for signing up.

close